Great Thoughts for Thinking: (Changed Mondays & Thursdays.)
Should we accept money as gifts/tithes from (e.g.,)a casino? Yes, if no strings are attached. God looks on the heart. When the woman of sin poured out her perfume on Jesus’ feet, Jesus knew what ‘work’ from which the wages came that brought that perfume, if it did indeed come from ‘sin’ wages. God looks on the heart, and money is neutral, neither good nor bad in itself. —Richard Graham
Jesus says, Look how I . . .
have trusted you, have called you, have gifted you, am always with you, have loved and saved you. —Richard Graham
Why doesn’t God always do what we want? Because we are not His god. Why doesn’t the president? The governor? The police? Because of who they are, and who we are. God created the universe for His purposes, not ours. He loves us and wants to bring us into a close relationship with Him. He works towards that purpose, but He will not bribe us. —Richard Graham
Winning is only half of it. Having fun winning is the other half. –Bum Phillips
It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts. –John Wooden
Here’s how I’m going to beat you. I’m going to outwork you. That’s it. That’s all there is to it. –Pat Summitt
No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself. –William Penn
Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so. –Charles De Gaulle
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week. –Spanish proverb
The secret to success is… Is not secret. It's called work your rear off and find a way to add more value to people's lives than anyone else does! --unknown
The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling. --Lucretius
God made you in His image, which is one of success, as well as other things. Therefore, He made you to be a success wherever and in whatever challenges face you. Go forth confidently (in faith) in His love and plans for you, and you will be a success, far greater than you alone can realize. This is why Jesus said in John 14:12, “Truly I say to you, whoever believes in me will do the things that I do, and greater things will he do, because I go to the Father.” The rest of the passage talks about Him sending the Holy Spirit to indwell us, to enable and empower and lead us to be the success He created us to be. --Richard Graham
Values are critical guides for making decisions. When in doubt, they cut through the fog, like a beacon in the night.
Aim for service, and success will follow. --Albert Schweitzer
Excellence is ...
Caring more than others think wise.
Risking more than others think safe.
Dreaming more than others think practical.
Expecting more than others think possible. —unknown
40 Days of Prayer for the Pastors, Churches, Cities, and Requests of the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association. See Prayer Resources above for full lists.
Today's SIG Alert!*
Day 20 – John 14.12-13: I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father.
*see Prayer Resources above.
Look at Servantship Zone above for fall semester schedule for LBH Zion Theological School courses and information!
See Prayer Resources link above.
www.guidestone.org/LearningCenter/ Ministry.aspx, and click on O. S. Hawkins online books.
Information and Application form for reserving the Evangelistic Block Party Trailer available in the For Pastors/Churches above.
Send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org, or your mailing address to the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association address, which can be found by clicking on the Contact Us link to the left.
A Special Service for Pastors, Ministers, and Church Leaders! See Leadership Zone above!
You may be surprised at what you find. Free book download available online. Go to www.freewonderfulbook.com. From The Way of the Master website.
Ever wanted a way to say thanks to them? See the Gratitude Campaign in the Links above.
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